News for week ending 28 June 2002
HOPES RAISED FOR ALZHEIMERS SUBSIDY
Support groups for Alzheimer's sufferers are hopeful of persuading Pharmac to pay for drugs that slow the onset of the disease, after talks with Government representatives.
Alzheimer's NZ national president Wendy Fleming said the recent meeting with associate health minister, Ruth Dyson and Pharmac left the group hopeful of securing subsidies.
The government has agreed to set up a working party to look at the funding application.
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